Sunday 12 January 2014

Stacked books...calender

Hello Crafting ladies...

I have been making calenders in a row and each dedicated to a particular group of people...
This calendar is for all you book lovers and reading enthusiasts !!
It is an altered stack of books and the calendar sits on the top most book! This is a mini version of stacked books and can you guess how I made the stack of books???

Have a look...

yes, I have used empty soap cartons to make the mini books. These are sand witched between cardboard sheets and I have used some floral PP's for the book cover and covered the soap carton with scripted PP.

The mini book has been bound together using canvas sheet which I have dry embossed with tiny hearts! Once the books were ready, I inked the edges and glued them one on top of the other with space for embellishing!

I stuck the calendar to an acetate stand and mounted it on the first shelf! I have done cascading embellishment in this project using doilies, laces, sunflowers, tulips and mini roses, all handmade.

One of the steps has a cute heart charm hanging and the last step has a label sentiment too!

I had this lovely red bauble with green flowers on it, which I tucked under the sunflower and you can see it dangling in the side!

I have not ignore the back as when you turn around, there are some foliage and flowers tucked inside the books. I hope to make a regular size soon ...
This looks really pretty sitting on my craft table, bright and cheerful. Hope you all liked it, do let me know.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Am linking this to...
Until then,
Happy crafting and re cycling.


  1. This is such a pretty calendar Rupa ji.

  2. Did you make the little yellow flowers? They look like foam flowers so cute!

  3. Rupa, love this beautiful calender,lovely surprises scattered all over !!

  4. I bet if anyone could even guess you have used soap boxes !! Your are fab are reusing stuffs Rupa...I loved the calender on stack of books and the pretty flowers make it look so fresh !

  5. Thanks so much for joining in at MMM this week - your creation is lovely and beautifully made - Jacqueline xx

  6. wow...this is amazingly superbly beautiful....liked d way u upcycled soap boxes....grt.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous and love the idea! Its so pretty Rupa

    thanks for joining Lulupu Challenge#23


  8. wowww! fabulous creation! I love the idea and the originality! great work! thanks for joining Lulupu Challenge. Good luck.

  9. Brilliant idea of recycling, Rupa! beautiful calendar with warm colors. Thanks for joining the challenge at Lulupu- The Craft Lounge.

  10. I ♥♥♥ love this project! It is very pretty and very creative! You know, if you could figure out a way to make an opening in the back, the boxes would be cute for storing little things like buttons or beads. Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But A Card this month! Becky (DT)

  11. Absolutely loved this project!!! Brilliant upcycling of those soap boxes!!

  12. What a lovely project Rupa. As you say fun and bright and perfect for your desk. Thank you for joining in at Anything But A Card challenge this month!

  13. thats a fabulous idea !!!
    Love love love the asymmetric placement of the books !
    thats beautiful !
    Thanks for playing along Lulupu #23

  14. A fabulous "balance" project Rupa - just wonderful. Thanks for joining us at ABAC this month - sorry I am a bit late in commenting!

  15. This might be the most wonderful desk calendar I have ever seen! I love the stack of books, the cascading flowers, and the calendar balanced on the top! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Anything But a Card!

  16. Such a pretty desk calendar Rupa! I love the way you've positioned the boxes at angles too - looks as if they're just balancing!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card for our Balance Challenge. Julia x

  17. Awwe too cute. The picture did not reveal the size until u showed the soap cartons. it's adorable

  18. Awwe too cute. The picture did not reveal the size until u showed the soap cartons. it's adorable